The name Bynlay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the parish and market town of Bingley,
in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Bynlay family
The surname Bynlay was first found in West Yorkshire
at Bingley, a market town that is now in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford. The town dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Bingelei CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and probably meant "woodland clearing of the family or followers of a man called Bynna," from the Old English personal name
+ "inga" + "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Bynlay family
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Bynlay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bynlay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bynlay include: Bingley, Bingler, Bingly and others.
Early Notables of the Bynlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bynlay family to Ireland
Some of the Bynlay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bynlay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bynlay or a variant listed above: William Bingley who settled in Newbury Massachusetts in 1659; John Bingley settled in New England
in 1765; Peter Bingly arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736..